The English Premier League is the most popular football league in the world and in Denmark it is also very popular.
Many of the Danish football fans also have a favorite team in England and here it is Liverpool and Manchester United that are the clubs with most fans.
The Danish love for the Premier League
According to Danish media BetXpert the Premier League became popular in the 90s when the league was shown on Danish television and there were Danish profiles in the league such as Peter Schmeichel, Jan Mølby, Marc Rieper and so on.
Peter Schmeichel is one of the best goalkeepers of all time and he was a huge figure in the Manchester United team that won so many titles in the 90s. Schmeichel won the Premier League five times with Manchester United and the success he had back then has definitely influenced the popularity of the Premier League in Denmark.
Many Danish fans cultivate being a fan of an English club. This is expressed, among other things, at fan events, which can be big screen events held in Denmark. Danish Liverpool fans did that when they were in the Champions League final back in both 2018 and 2019. Both of the events were held on Gladsaxe Stadion, which is the home of Danish club Akademisk Boldklub (AB).
The football level in the Premier League
The popularity of the league has probably also something to do with the level of football in the league. Many of the best players in the world play in the Premier League and that is absolutely also a traction patch.
People want to see the best players and big clubs compete against each other and you can’t find any other league in the world, where there are so many good clubs competing in a national league.
Right now there is also a lot of Danish players in the best English league and some of them are playing for big clubs in the league. Andreas Christensen at Chelsea, Pierre Emilie Højbjerg at Tottenham, Kasper Schmeichel at Leicester and so on. The latter won the Premier League with Leicester back in 2016 – 17 years after his dad won his last Premier League title.
All these factors mixed with the many years of coverage of the Premier League on Danish television have strengthened the Danish love for the Premier League.